I'm not a high roller in Atlantic City (you'll usually find me at $10 roulette tables), so there's not a good chance of me getting tons of comps. However, I do take overnight trips from time to time, and this time I stayed at Harrah's with my gf. I've previously stayed at Harrahs at one of their standard Harbor tower rooms, and had a pleasant experience.
This time, we were upgraded to the Waterfront tower at no cost - cool! The room was almost identical to the Caesar's Centurion tower rooms, which are my favorite ones in AC. The only noticeable difference was no TV in the bathroom mirror; however, the room felt a lot more spacious than the Caesars rooms.
The room was modernly decorated, and very clean. The best part was that the elevators to the room were adjacent to the pool area.
Stuff to do:
Gamble - this was actually the low point of our most recent stay. The casino was pretty packed, especially the table games. Unfortunately, a large number of tables were closed, forcing people to crowd around tables waiting for a spot to open up. However, I eventually came out ahead, so I can't really be too mad at this. The casino floor is newer and has a better "feel" than some of the older Boardwalk casinos.
Food - there are several food options in the casino. There are a few fast food places that unfortunately charge you at a double rate (2:1) for your comps. We opted to eat at the Reflections cafe. $10 burgers; $15-20 entrees. I used my comps on a couple of burgers for the gf and me; they weren't the best I've tasted, but at least they were free.
Pool (day) - the pool is strictly for 21 y/o and up, which meant no kids running around. This is great if you just want to relax or swim around. The pool area is very nice - it's surrounded by a half sphere glass dome, which lets in sunlight from the outside. Plants decorate the interior, and it feels like you're out on vacation somewhere in Mexico or the Caribbean (as opposed to stuck in a cold NJ winter!)
There is also a bar in the pool area (unfortunately no swim up bar!) where you can get drinks. They had happy hour specials starting at 4pm - we ordered some tasty piña coladas. They also had snacks (nachos, burgers etc) which we didn't try.
Pool (night) - on Wed, Fri and Sat nights, the pool area turns into a nightclub at night. I've been a few times, and it's my favorite spot in AC. Admission was $10 all night on Wed (more on weekends). The line is usually pretty long unless you get there early (or late). We opted to show up a little later, around 1 AM. Party was going on strong till close (4am). Great mix of rap/techno/pop by the DJ. Some people ditched their shoes and waded into the shallow area of the pool (6" deep). Prices at the bar were about average compared to NYC clubs ($10-11 cocktails). In addition to the main bar, there were also smaller stations set up around the perimeter where you could get drinks.
**Tip - if you plan on going to the pool (either to swim or party), try to get a room in the Waterfront tower. The elevators to the room are right next to the Pool area, so you don't have to walk all the way across the casino to get there.
Overall - Harrahs is probably my favorite spot to go to in AC. I'm going to try to make at least a few more visits there this year. There's always a ton to do, and the atmosphere is great. The only downside I can think of is the distances you need to walk. After parking in the self-park garage, you have to take an elevator, an escalator, and then walk across the casino floor just to get to check-in. I think the valet parking shortens this distance. Regardless, it's a great spot , and if you don't need to be on the Boardwalk, it's a great option.
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